Christmas in Halifax is a fun celebration for all the family. There are so many events and parades to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. I’ve put together the top events that prove to be extremely popular. Hopefully it will help you plan your countdown to Christmas.
Stay tuned for a list of all the other Christmas events being held in the City.
HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTRE TREE LIGHTING
The holiday season kicks off on Friday November 15th at 6.30pm at the Halifax Shopping Centre as they light up the spectacular Christmas tree. There will be a live performance from the Mellotones and free hot chocolate. You can find more details here.
THE CHRONICLE HERALD PARADE OF LIGHTS
Saturday November 16 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
The Chronicle Herald Holiday Parade of Lights is the kick-off to the holiday season and attracts a huge crowd with festive floats, marching bands, dancers, and a visit from Santa Claus!
Kick off is at 6pm with the Red Nose Run followed by the parade at 6.30pm. For all the details, including the route and the best place to position yourself for Santa visit https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/holiday-parade-of-lights/
LIGHT UP BEDFORD PARADE
Sunday November 17th 2019 | 5.45PM
Another very popular event is the annual Light Up Bedford Parade which is being held this Sunday. The parade starts at 5:45pm and goes from Dewolf Park along the Bedford highway to the Bedford Place Mall.
Q104 FM will be participating in a Toy Drive and any unwrapped gifts will be picked up along the parade route. There will also be a collection for Feed Nova Scotia and food and donations will also be collected.
Don’t forget your letter to Santa! The Bedford Volunteer Fire Fighters will be collecting letters so make sure you add Santa’s Address and your kids address to the letter!
For the full details, click here
HALIFAX CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Saturday November 23rd 2019 |6-7pm
Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street, Halifax
The 2019 Halifax Tree Lighting Ceremony is a fun family event you won’t want to miss. There’s always live family entertainment and Santa Claus will be once again making an appearance to light up the Christmas tree and fireworks will wrap up the evening. This is a FREE family event. For more information visit here
Although it may not be one of the BIG holiday events, I have to include this one as it sounds pretty magical (as long as weather conditions comply).
CHRISTMAS EVE SLEIGH RIDE
December 24 2019 | Noon – 6.30pm
Hatfield Farm, 1840 Hammonds Plains Road
Doesn’t this just sound perfect and a great distraction for your excited little ones. Hot chocolate will be served after the ride. Reservations are required. Call (902) 835-5676 to book and click here for more details.
There are lots of other smaller parades and events going on within the City as well as plenty of craft markets, live theatre and concerts, so stay tuned.